Best Opera - Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012
Comprising a multidisciplinary company of high calibre artists drawn from the professional and local community sectors, Pagliacci at the Everyman will be a unique and exciting staging of Leoncavallo’s classic commedia opera.
Featuring outstanding singers, actor-musicians, clowns and circus acts along with a full chorus and orchestra, this boldly ambitious production takes place in a contemporary Cork funfair in which a fantastical travelling troupe of clowns and musical performers materialise to enact their play-within-a-play drama.
This production will turn the Everyman – street entrance, foyer, hallway and auditorium – into a pulsating and dynamic fairground environment in which audience and artists joyfully co-mingle.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
★★★★★ “magnificently imagined and superbly realised production is one I would love to see again and again” Declan Townsend, Irish Examiner (click HERE to read ful review)
“Even for the uninitiated this is a life affirming, blooming production” Evening Echo
★★★★★ “An unabashed triumph” Entertainment.ie
“Exciting new co-production captures great community spirit…brought a real sense of novelty and adventure to the heart of the operatic repertoire” Michael Dervan, The Irish Times
“a feast for the eyes” Sunday Independent
|WINNER BEST OPERA – IRISH TIMES THEATRE AWARDS 2012
NOMINEE – BEST DESIGN IRISH TIMES THEATRE AWARDS 2012
PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN AND CORK OPERATIC SOCIETY, IN ASSOCIATION WITH CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL, BARABBAS AND CORK CIRCUS
BY RUGGIERO LEONCAVALLO
CONDUCTOR & CO-DIRECTOR JOHN O’BRIEN | CO DIRECTOR MICHAEL BARKER-CAVEN
SET & COSTUME DESIGN LISA ZAGONE | CLOWN & CIRCUS DIRECTOR RAYMOND KEANE | LIGHTING DESIGNER SARAH LOUISE McCOLGAN
STARRING CARA O’SULLIVAN (Nedda), RONALD SAMM (Canio), BRENDAN COLLINS (Tonio), SIMON MORGAN (Silvio) & DAVID BURZOTTA (Beppe)
ACTOR/MUSICIAN MARJA GAYNOR (violin), UNA PALLISTER (violin), ISLE DE ZIAH (cello), DEIRDRE FROST (double bass), CAROLYN GOODWIN (clarinet/bass clarinet/soprano saxophone), CIAN DUCROT (flute/piccolo), CONOR PALLISTER (piano), CATRIONA FROST (percussion)
This project was funded by the Arts Council Opera Production Award